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Cerritos City Council Meeting Minutes

MINUTES OF A REGULAR MEETING OF THE
CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS
HELD APRIL 27, 2006



CALL TO ORDER

Mayor Paul Bowlen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Cerritos City Hall, 18125 Bloomfield Avenue, Cerritos, California.

INVOCATION

Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee offered the invocation.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

Councilman Jim Edwards led the assembly in the salute to the flag.

ROLL CALL

The City Clerk noted attendance of the following Members of the City Council:

Councilman John F. Crawley
Councilman Jim Edwards
Councilwoman Gloria A. Kappe
Mayor Pro Tem Laura Lee
Mayor Paul W. Bowlen

PRESENTATIONS

The following individuals made presentations to the City Council in honor of the City’s 50th Anniversary: Representative of Senator Alan S. Lowenthal, 27th District; Representative of Assemblyman Rudy Bermudez, 56th District; Representative of Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe, 4th District; Councilmember Larry Nelson, City of Artesia; Councilmember Randy Bomgaars, City of Bellflower; Councilmember Kirk Cartozian, City of Downey; Vice Mayor, Diane DuBois, City of Lakewood; Mayor Daryl Hofmeyer, City of Paramount; Representatives of ABC Unified School District; Representatives of Cerritos College; and Executive Director Catherine Gaughen, Cerritos Chamber of Commerce.

Mayor Bowlen presented proclamations to the following: Billie Frierson of Community Family Guidance Center proclaiming the month of April, 2006 as National Child Abuse Prevention Month; Chief Financial Officer Gilbert Muro of Triple A Containers, Inc. for its outstanding achievement of successfully implementing a “Zero Waste to Landfill” Program; and Public Works Director Hal Arbogast on behalf of the City and Tree City USA proclaiming April 28, 2006 as National Arbor Day in the City of Cerritos.

EMPLOYEE SERVICE AWARDS

Daniel Fison, Water Supervisor, Public Works, was presented a Twenty-Five Year Service Award.

PUBLIC COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS

Sharon Swain, Norwalk resident, requested City support of a petition requesting an investigation concerning harvesting and wholesaling human organs in China.

Alon Barlevy, Cerritos resident, expressed appreciation for the services received by Sheriff Deputies and paramedics during a recent dog attack.

CONSENT CALENDAR ITEMS

Approval of Register of Demands

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Register of Demands dated April 27, 2006, Checks 80477 through 80637 and Checks 80638 through 80810, in the total amount of $3,976,005.36. The motion unanimously carried.

Approval of Minutes

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to approve the Minutes of the April 13, 2006 Regular City Council Meeting. The motion carried, with Councilman Crawley abstaining.

Ordinances for second reading and adoption. Reading of ordinances waived and ordinances adopted.

ORDINANCE NO. 912

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS ADOPTING BY REFERENCE THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY BUILDING CODE, THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY ELECTRICAL CODE, THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY PLUMBING CODE, THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MECHANICAL CODE, AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE CODE; AND AMENDING TITLE 15 AND TITLE 22 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THESE ADOPTIONS.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 912. The motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen
NOES: Councilmembers - None
ABSENT: Councilmembers - None
ABSTAIN: Councilmembers - Crawley

ORDINANCE NO. 913

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AMENDING CHAPTER 9.75 OF TITLE 9 OF THE CERRITOS MUNICIPAL CODE RELATING TO RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY OWNERS RESPONSIBILITIES FOR LANDSCAPE WITHIN THE PARKWAY.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilwoman Kappe and seconded by Councilman Edwards to waive reading of and adopt Ordinance No. 913. The motion carried by the following vote:

AYES: Councilmembers - Edwards, Kappe, Lee, Bowlen
NOES: Councilmembers - None
ABSENT: Councilmembers - None
ABSTAIN: Councilmembers - Crawley

Pending Legal Matters

Resolution for consideration

Consideration to waive reading of and adopt A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING OFFICERS, DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTED INDIVIDUALS TO RECEIVE AND REVIEW SALES AND USE TAX RECORDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 7056 OF THE REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE.

RESOLUTION NO. 2006-9

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CERRITOS AUTHORIZING OFFICERS, DESIGNATED EMPLOYEES AND APPOINTED INDIVIDUALS TO RECEIVE AND REVIEW SALES AND USE TAX RECORDS PURSUANT TO SECTION 7056 OF THE REVENUE AND TAXATION CODE.


MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to waive reading of and adopt Resolution No. 2006-9. The motion unanimously carried.

PUBLIC WORKS ACTIVITIES

Consideration and award of contract for inspection services in conjunction with citywide sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs contract, Bid No. 1021-06.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Edwards and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to award a contract to GK & Associates to perform the required inspection services for Citywide sidewalk, curb and gutter repairs in the City of Cerritos for an amount not to exceed $24,000. The motion unanimously carried.

NEW AND OLD BUSINESS

Review and consideration of restricting the use of personal barbeques in City parks.

MOTION: It was moved by Councilman Crawley and seconded by Councilwoman Kappe to direct the Let Freedom Ring Committee and Parks and Recreation Commission to study the suggestions as outlined in the staff report dated April 27, 2006 for dealing with personal barbeques and make a recommendation to the City Council. The motion unanimously carried.

Review and consideration of artwork to be located at 12801 Towne Center Drive for Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill in accordance with Chapter 22.94 of the Cerritos Municipal Code as it relates to the Art in Public Places Program (APN 7030-001-029).

MOTION: It was moved by Mayor Pro Tem Lee and seconded by Councilman Edwards to concur with the recommendation of the Fine Arts and Historical Commission and approve the art pieces titled “Rarin’ to Ride” and “Baby Greens” to be located at the Wood Ranch BBQ & Grill, 12801 Towne Center Drive. The motion unanimously carried.

REPORT ON PENDING LEGISLATION

City Manager Gallucci reported on pending legislation involving redevelopment set-aside funds for low and moderate income housing and cable television.

CITY COUNCIL COMMUNICATIONS/COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilmembers invited the community to the City’s 50th anniversary celebration
April 28 through April 30, 2006, and parade on April 29, 2006; and announced that a commemorative pictorial history book and throw blanket are available for purchase.

Councilman Crawley reported on his recent trip with the Orangeline Development Authority to Shanghai, China to observe the Shanghai Maglev high speed ground transportation system.

Councilman Edwards reported on his participation in the read aloud program at Gonzalves Elementary School.

Councilwoman Kappe reported on her participation in the read aloud program and
the success of the Friends of Arts Education at the Cerritos Center Annual Gala;
inquired about and staff responded regarding AT&T’s campaign against local cable franchises; and she suggested a public educational program concerning local cable television franchises.

CONSENSUS: It was the consensus of the City Council to direct staff to place the matter of a public educational program concerning local cable television franchises on a future agenda.

Mayor Pro Tem Lee reported on her participation in the read aloud program at Gonzalves Elementary School and her recent trip to Shanghai, China where she rode the Shanghai Maglev high speed ground transportation system.

Mayor Bowlen reported that a dinner honoring former Mayors and Councilmembers would be held on April 28, 2006; and inquired about and staff discussed the City’s participation with the County of Los Angeles concerning the bird flu.

ADJOURNMENT

There being no further business to come before the City Council, the meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.
 

/s/ Josephine Triggs
Josephine Triggs, City Clerk

ATTEST:

/s/ Paul W. Bowlen
Paul W. Bowlen, Mayor

Approved: May 11, 2006

 

 

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